Monthly Archives: July 2015


A New Caney woman will soon know her fate after being accused of neglecting her animals.

51 year old Kimberly Adams was arrested last year after neighbors complained about the condition of her horses on her property.

Adams goes on trial Monday and faces three counts of animal cruelty.

Prosecutors say Adams had a total of 18 horses on her property and three died as a result of neglect.

The remaining animals were all seized by the SPCA.



Houston police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect charged with engaging in organized crime and felony escape.

The suspect, Jorge Mendez (H/m, 17), is charged in the 183rd State District Court.

About 2:15 a.m. on Sunday (July 26), Mendez was transported from the HPD Central Jail to the Harris County Jail at 1201 Franklin.  Upon arrival, he and other prisoners were removed from the transport bus in preparation for being booked into the Harris County Jail.  At some point during this process, he managed to free himself from his restraints and flee on foot.

Mendez is described only as an Hispanic male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 245 pounds with short brown hair.  A photo of Mendez is attached to this news release.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Major Offenders Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


Bobbi Kristina Brown, the little-girl-lost daughter of the late, legendary Whitney Houston, died Sunday in an Atlanta-area hospice, nearly six months after she was found unconscious in her Georgia home. She was 22.

She never regained consciousness to explain what happened before she was found Jan. 31, face down and unresponsive in her bathtub.

“It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully,” said a statement posted to Whitney Houston’s Facebook page. “The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.’ ”

“She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family told USA TODAY in a statement. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”

She had spent the last months in two Atlanta hospitals, a medical rehab facility and a hospice, much of the time in an induced coma and on life support.



It was shocking for listeners when they tuned in to their favorite radio station in Houston Sunday and read a racial slur.  The offensive word appeared on the computerized or digital radio display for 97.9 The Box.  Instead of showing the current name of the song playing on air the radio showed the word niggers.  A note and post from the radio station revealed they’d been hacked at 9:20 pm and they were investigating the source.  It’s not clear if the company owned by Radio One will bring in police to assist in the probe.


Sometimes there are heroic actions by police officers and deputies that we never hear about.  However, in this day and age of social media we’re hearing more about it.  The Factor’s former cop of the week is at it again.  Harris County Precinct 5 Deputy Constable Steven Deliphose shared on social media how he had to rescue three children from a hot car while their mother was drunk in the vehicle with them.  To top it off Deliphose writes the Mom was passed out with an empty bottle of vodka by her.  I’m more than sure CPS was called and got involved.  Shout out to the unsung heroes on the street like Steven Deliphose!


Earlier this week the Factor reported members of the Metro Police Union were angry with a member of Metro’s board of directors.

They accused that member of throwing her weight around after being ticketed for improperly using the HOV lane on the North Freeway last week.

The union took to social media saying  the lane had to be temporarily shut down.

Lisa Castaneda,  who is also the deputy director of the Harris County Toll Road Authority, says she never violated the rules or used her influence during the encounter.

Apparently,  Metro agrees and issued the county exec an apology and has ordered a review of protocol on the HOV /HOT lanes.

Here’s the statement issued by Metro:

METRO Board Member Helps Correct Ticketing Error at HOV/HOT Lane

METRO Board Member Lisa Castañeda helped to correct a ticketing error at the North Freeway HOT/HOV Lane after she was erroneously issued a warning citation by METRO Police monitoring the lane.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, Ms.Castañeda entered the lane prior to the cut off time for single occupant vehicles, but was cited for violating the HOV occupancy requirement.  Ms. Castañeda reached out to METRO to inform management that something was wrong.

After Ms. Castañeda notified management, METRO Police instructed officers to turn over the tickets that were issued during that time frame for review, and then the officers returned to patrol the lanes.

This is an unfortunate mistake and we apologize to Ms. Castañeda and the other drivers. We appreciate Ms. Castañeda bringing this issue to our attention and  we are reviewing procedures to make sure that the signage and enforcement efforts are all in sync.          


Despite what some national news outlets are reporting it appears the Sandra Bland autopsy is not botched and complete in Texas.

However, I have learned officials in Texas have asked the family and attorney in Illinois to preserve Bland’s body for other reasons.

I’m told that request for preservation was made because new information was revealed that wasn’t known during the autopsy.

The Harris County medical examiner issued the following statement to media outlets today.

Statement from Medical Examiner:

The autopsy examination and report for Sandra Bland was completed by the Harris County Medical Examiner, but is not a Harris County case. The death occurred in Waller County and is a Waller County case. The completed autopsy report has been provided to those agencies requesting the autopsy examination.



Fox 26 news has learned the Harris County Medical Examiner has officially completed the autopsy of Sandra Bland. Tricia Bentley says their office must first get the permission of the Waller County Attorney before the exam is released to the public or media.

That report will likely be released today according to Bentley who is spokesperson for the Medical Examiner’s office!,